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Posted on: January 22, 2020

“Love Story Read Aloud for Adults” at Thomas Branigan Memorial Library

Bouquet of flowers

Love is in the air with Valentine’s Day right around the corner, and luckily, we are never too old to hear stories read – or told – out loud.

The public is invited to come to Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho Av...

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Library News
Posted on: January 22, 2020

“Love Story Read Aloud for Adults” at Thomas Branigan Memorial Library

Bouquet of flowers

Love is in the air with Valentine’s Day right around the corner, and luckily, we are never too old to hear stories read – or told – out loud.

The public is invited to come to Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho Av...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 22, 2020

“New Eyes on New Mexico”

Artwork of a cat

New Eyes on New Mexico, a solo exhibit featuring artwork by Victoria Chick that features the landscapes of southern New Mexico, will be on display at the Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. Main St. Friday, Feb. 7 through Saturday, March, 21.

Chick’...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 22, 2020

“Plutomania” at the Museum of Nature and Science

People using Telescopes

The Museum of Nature & Science, 411
N. Main St., will host “Plutomania” from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 8,2020. This is a free, family event that is open to the public. 

Local astronomy hero Clyde Tombaugh
first obs...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 22, 2020

“The Fabulous Fifties!” at Thomas Branigan Memorial Library

picture of a lady with black gloves

Interested in learning about the fashion and culture of the 1950s? Thomas Branigan Memorial Library invites individuals of all ages to the Roadrunner Room at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020 to learn about “The Fabulous Fifties.”

Particip...

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Library News
Posted on: January 22, 2020

“The Fabulous Fifties!” at Thomas Branigan Memorial Library

Image of girl dressed like in the Fifties

Interested in learning about the fashion and culture of the 1950s? Thomas Branigan Memorial Library invites individuals of all ages to the Roadrunner Room at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020 to learn about “The Fabulous Fifties.”

Particip...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 22, 2020

Artist Talk with Victoria Chick at the Branigan Cultural Center

Artwork of a cat looking over mountains

Artist
Victoria Chick will discuss her solo exhibition, New Eyes on New Mexico, duringthe opening reception at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 7, 2020 at the Branigan Cultural
Center, 501 N. Main St. Ms. Chick will discuss her inspirations and artisticprocesses of h...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 22, 2020

Artventurous in February at the Las Cruces Museum of Art

Image of art made at Las Cruces Museum of Art

Join us at the Las Cruces Museum of Art, 491 N. Main St., from 10 a.m. to noon every Saturday in the connector between the Museum of Art and the Museum of Nature & Science for a hands-on arts and crafts experience for the whole family! Each month feat...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 22, 2020

Education Stations in February at the Museum of Art

Collage of items found in New Mexico

Come to the Las Cruces Museum of Art, 491 N. Main St., in February for a hands-on art experience making pictorial landscape collages from magazine clippings.

Participants will engage their creativity to craft a memento of home, their dream destination, the...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 22, 2020

Lynn Middle School Student Suspected of Threatening Phone Call

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A
13-year-old boy suspected of making a threatening phone call that briefly put alocal middle school on lockdown has been charged with the crime.

The
boy, whose identity will not be released because of his age, was identified bypolice and taken into ...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 22, 2020

Lynn Middle School Student Suspected of Threatening Phone Call

Police Badge

A
13-year-old boy suspected of making a threatening phone call that briefly put alocal middle school on lockdown has been charged with the crime.

The
boy, whose identity will not be released because of his age, was identified bypolice and taken into ...

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Public Safety
Posted on: January 22, 2020

Man Suspected of Stalking Mother

Arrest Mug of Ruben Rincon

Las Cruces police arrested a man suspected of stalking his own mother and repeatedly violating terms of a protection order.

Ruben A. Rincon, 27, whose last known address was 999 W. Amador Ave., is charged with one count of aggravated stalking. The charge i...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 22, 2020

Pedestrian Safety

High-intensity Activated crosswaLK traffic signal

New Mexico State University and Las Cruces Public Schools classes have started back up for the new semester. The City of Las Cruces wants to remind the public about the Signalized Pedestrian Crossings (also called H.A.W.K or High-Intensity Activated cross...

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Hot Topics
Posted on: January 22, 2020

Traffic Signal Work on Telshor Boulevard, from Foothills to Missouri

Traffic Signal on Telshor Boulevard

Telshor
Boulevard, from Foothills Road to Missouri Avenue, will have intermittent laneclosures to upgrade traffic signal equipment. The work will begin Thursday,
Jan. 28, 2020 and is expected to be completed within two weeks. Work will occurdaily be...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 22, 2020

Traffic Signal Work on Telshor Boulevard, from Foothills to Missouri

Traffic Signal on Telshor Boulevard

Telshor
Boulevard, from Foothills Road to Missouri Avenue, will have intermittent laneclosures to upgrade traffic signal equipment. The work will begin Thursday,
Jan. 28, 2020 and is expected to be completed within two weeks. Work will occurdaily be...

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Public Works News
Posted on: January 21, 2020

2020 Spring Youth Sportsmanship Basketball League Registration

Meerscheidt Center

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will offer individual registration for the upcoming 2020 Spring Youth Sportsmanship Basketball League. The league is offered to youth from 4 to 14 years of age. League play will begin the week of Ma...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 21, 2020

Alameda Boulevard Lane Closures in Effect

Lane Closure with barrels

As part of the
West Court Avenue Improvements project, northbound and southbound traffic onAlameda Boulevard, between Las Cruces Avenue and Hadley Avenue, is experiencing a lane closure. The lane closure began Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020 and will last appro...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: January 21, 2020

Don Roser Drive Pavement Maintenance will be on January 22

Lane Closure with barrels

Don Roser Drive, between east University
Avenue and Terrace Drive, will have intermittent lane closures for northboundtraffic on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. The work is expected to be completed in one
day.

City of Las Cruces Street Managementwill be wo...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 21, 2020

Don Roser Drive Pavement Maintenance will be on January 22

Lane Closure with barrels

Don Roser Drive, between east University
Avenue and Terrace Drive, will have intermittent lane closures for northboundtraffic on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. The work is expected to be completed in one
day.

City of Las Cruces Street Managementwill be wo...

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Public Works News
Posted on: January 21, 2020

Invest in an Organization that Invest in You: Careers at LCU

Silvia Carrizal, LCU receivables representative senior, is ready to listen and help customers who ca

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Silvia Carrizal started with Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) in 1995 as a six-month temporary staff member on the switchboard. She directed customers to the right departments and very quickly learned the connections betwee...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: January 21, 2020

Meerscheidt Racquetball Courts Closed for Repairs

Meerscheidt Center

The racquetball courts at Meerscheidt Recreation Center, 1600 E. Hadley Ave., are closed this week for maintenance and repairs. The courts were closed Monday, Jan. 20, 2020 and will remain closed through Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. Court availability to the ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: January 21, 2020

Neighborhood Meeting for Desert Trails Community Park will be January 23

Desert Trails Community Park building

The City of Las Cruces Public Works and Parks & Recreation Departments will conduct a Desert Trails Community Park neighborhood meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020 at the East Mesa Public Safety Complex, 5550 Sonoma Ranch Boulevard.

City staff wi...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 21, 2020

New Mexico Legislature Opens for 30 Day Session

An undated photo of one of the lion statues in front of Las Cruces City Hall

The second session of the 54th New Mexico Legislature opened at noon Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020 in Santa Fe. The Legislature will meet in a 30-day session until noon February 20.

The annual Las Cruces Day in Santa Fe is Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, with social event...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: January 21, 2020

Peachtree Hills Roadwork Begins January 23

Lane Closure with barrels

Due to new
subdivision development Peachtree Hills Road, between Sonoma Ranch Boulevardand Metro Park Avenue, will have a flagman operation and intermittent lane
closures beginning Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. The flagman operation andintermittent lane...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 21, 2020

Peachtree Hills Roadwork Begins January 23

Lane Closure with barrels

Due to new
subdivision development Peachtree Hills Road, between Sonoma Ranch Boulevardand Metro Park Avenue, will have a flagman operation and intermittent lane
closures beginning Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. The flagman operation andintermittent lane...

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Public Works News
Posted on: January 21, 2020

Walnut Street Road Closure to Begin January 23

Pavement with Barricades

A portion of Walnut Street, from east Hadley
Avenue to Palomas Avenue, will be closed to traffic starting Thursday, Jan. 23,2020. It is estimated this phase of the project could take three weeks to
complete. Smith & Aguirre Construction, under con...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: January 21, 2020

West Hadley Avenue Temporary Road Closure on January 22

Road Closed Signs

West Hadley Avenue, between Valley
Drive and north Archuleta Road, will have a temporary, half-day road closurefor through traffic beginning Wednesday morning, Jan. 22, 2020. The temporary
road closure is in conjunction with the New Mexico Department ...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 21, 2020

West Hadley Avenue Temporary Road Closure on January 22

Road Closed Signs

West Hadley Avenue, between Valley
Drive and north Archuleta Road, will have a temporary, half-day road closurefor through traffic beginning Wednesday morning, Jan. 22, 2020. The temporary
road closure is in conjunction with the New Mexico Department ...

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Public Works News
Posted on: January 19, 2020

YOU CAN ALSO BE PART OF THE TEAM AT LAS CRUCES UTILITIES

Allen Navarro standing next to Commerial trash truck

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

 Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 1/19/20

Allen Navarro, Solid Waste heavy equipment operator, has spent 20 years managing trash for our community with Las Cruces Utilities (LCU). He drives a big trash tru...

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Utilities
Posted on: January 17, 2020

City Leaders to Unveil 2020 Census Campaign

Image of little girl in super hero costume

With billions in state-shared revenues, Congressional representation, and emergency preparedness at stake, the City of Las Cruces is joining forces with the U.S. Census Bureau for a complete count of people of all ages residing within the city limits.

At 1...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: January 17, 2020

City Leaders to Unveil 2020 Census Campaign

Image of little girl in super hero costume

With billions in state-shared revenues, Congressional representation, and emergency preparedness at stake, the City of Las Cruces is joining forces with the U.S. Census Bureau for a complete count of people of all ages residing within Dona Ana County, to ...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 17, 2020

Father and Daughter Shimmer and Shine Dance will be February 28

Daddy and Daughter Dancing

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will offer the “Father/Daughter Shimmer and Shine Dinner Dance” from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, at Frank O’Brien Papen Community Center, 304 W. Bell Ave.

Gi...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 17, 2020

Invest in an Organization that Invest in You: Careers at LCU

Silvia Carrizal, LCU receivables representative senior, is ready to listen and help customers who ca

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

 Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 1/17/20

Silvia Carrizal started with Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) in 1995 as a 6-month temporary staff on the switchboard. She directed customers to the right departments an...

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Utilities
Posted on: January 17, 2020

Kudos to the Codes Enforcement Department

Codes Department logo

To: The Codes Department

From: Peter Bennett, Friends of Public Works

Thanks to Codes Enforcement for their continued support to Public Works. Their efforts and positive attitudes have been an asset and necessary tool for maintaining compliance with the Cit...

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Kudos to the City
Posted on: January 17, 2020

Mother Charged after 3-year-old Daughter Tests Positive for Meth

Magaly Margarit Luna Arrest Mug

Police arrested a Las Cruces woman after her 3-year-old daughter tested positive for methamphetamine.

Magaly Margarit Luna, 29, of the 2200 block of Holiday Avenue, is charged with one count of negligent child abuse. The charge is a third-degree felony.

In ...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 16, 2020

“Dinosaur Discoveries Extravaganza“ at the Museum of Art

Dinosaur Fossils

The Las Cruces Museum System will host “Dinosaur Discoveries Extravaganza” from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020 at the Museum of Art, 491 N. Main St. Entrance to the museum and event is free to the public.

Dinosaur Discove...

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Museum Exhibits
Posted on: January 16, 2020

“Dinosaur Discoveries Extravaganza“ at the Museum of Art

Dinosaur Fossils

The Las Cruces Museum System will host “Dinosaur Discoveries Extravaganza” from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020 at the Museum of Art, 491 N. Main St. Entrance to the museum and event is free to the public.

Dinosaur Discove...

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Museum Exhibits
Posted on: January 16, 2020

“Dinosaur Discoveries Extravaganza“ at the Museum of Art

Dinosaur Fossils

The Las Cruces Museum System will host “Dinosaur Discoveries Extravaganza” from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020 at the Museum of Art, 491 N. Main St. Entrance to the museum and event is free to the public.

Dinosaur Discove...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 16, 2020

“Saturday Family Science – Hearts” at the Museum of Nature & Science

Kids looking at a fossil

Bring
your curiosity to the Museum of Nature & Science, 411 N. Main St., for ahands-on investigation that involves the whole family at “Saturday Family
Science – Hearts,” presented by the Museum of Nature & Scienc...

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Museum Exhibits
Posted on: January 16, 2020

“Saturday Family Science – Hearts” at the Museum of Nature & Science

Kids looking at a fossil

Bring
your curiosity to the Museum of Nature & Science, 411 N. Main St., for ahands-on investigation that involves the whole family at “Saturday Family
Science – Hearts,” presented by the Museum of Nature & Scienc...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: January 16, 2020

Alameda Boulevard Lane Closures to Begin January 21

Lane Closure with barrels

As part of the
West Court Avenue Improvements project, northbound and southbound traffic onAlameda Boulevard, between Las Cruces Avenue and Hadley Avenue, will experience
a lane closure beginning Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020 that will last approximatelytw...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 16, 2020

Alameda Boulevard Lane Closures to Begin January 21

Lane Closure with barrels

As part of the
West Court Avenue Improvements project, northbound and southbound traffic onAlameda Boulevard, between Las Cruces Avenue and Hadley Avenue, will experience
a lane closure beginning Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020 that will last approximatelytw...

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Public Works News
Posted on: January 16, 2020

Del Monte Street Shoulder Work Begins January 21

Lane Closure with barrels

As part of a fiber optics project
along the Del Monte Street corridor, Del Monte Street will have shoulder workbetween Palomas Avenue and east May Avenue beginning Tuesday Jan. 21, 2020 and
continuing through January 22.

Crews will work only from 8 a.m...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 16, 2020

Del Monte Street Shoulder Work Begins January 21

Lane Closure with barrels

As part of a fiber optics project
along the Del Monte Street corridor, Del Monte Street will have shoulder workbetween Palomas Avenue and east May Avenue beginning Tuesday Jan. 21, 2020 and
continuing through January 22.

Crews will work only from 8 a.m...

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Public Works News
Posted on: January 16, 2020

Keeping an Ear to the Ground to Hear For Leaking Water

KEEPING AN EAR - FINAL -TO THE GROUND TO HEAR LEAKING WATER JAN2020 (002)

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

You might have seen them on your street, two Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) leak detection technicians wearing large headphones, likely close together and moving slowly while examining handheld readers. It’s the...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: January 16, 2020

Kudos to Sheridan Ross

Image of Sheridan Ross by her desk

To: Sheridan Ross, Administrative Assistant

From: John Mrozek, Deputy Director of Wastewater

Sheridan really stepped up during budget preparation. Her knowledge and skills about the Wastewater budgets made the process easier for everyone involved. Not only ...

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Kudos to the City
Posted on: January 16, 2020

Meerscheidt Racquetball Courts to Close for Repairs

Meerscheidt Center

The racquetball courts at Meerscheidt Recreation Center, 1600 E. Hadley Ave., will close in the upcoming week for maintenance and repairs. The courts will be closed Monday, Jan. 20, 2020 through Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. Court availability to the public wi...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 16, 2020

Nature & Science Discovery PreK Classes at the Museum of Nature & Science

The
Museum of Nature & Science, 411 N. Main St., presents “Nature and ScienceDiscovery Pre-K – Junior Paleontologists,” at 9 a.m. every Thursday in
February. Entry to the museum and its programs are free, and no regis...

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Museum Exhibits
Posted on: January 16, 2020

Nature & Science Discovery PreK Classes at the Museum of Nature & Science

The
Museum of Nature & Science, 411 N. Main St., presents “Nature and ScienceDiscovery Pre-K – Junior Paleontologists,” at 9 a.m. every Thursday in
February. Entry to the museum and its programs are free, and no regis...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 16, 2020

Neighborhood Meeting for Desert Trails Community Park will be January 23

Desert Trails Community Park building

The City of Las
Cruces Public Works and Parks & Recreation departments will have a DesertTrails Community Park neighborhood meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, January 23 at
the East Mesa Public Safety Complex, 5550 N. Sonoma Ranch Boulevard. City staff w...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: January 16, 2020

Neighborhood Meeting to be held for Desert Trails Community Park

Desert Trails Community Park building

The City of Las
Cruces Public Works and Parks & Recreation Departments will hold a DesertTrails Community Park neighborhood meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, January 23 at
the East Mesa Public Safety Complex, 5550 N. Sonoma Ranch Blvd. City staff wil...Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: January 16, 2020

NMSU Sports Calendar Through January 26

A logo for New Mexico State University athletics

In support of New Mexico State University, particularly its athletic teams, included is a schedule of upcoming home sporting and away events of interest of Aggies men’s and women’s teams. For ticket information call 575/646-1420.

The sc...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: January 16, 2020

Thomas Branigan Library Entrance/ADA Ramp Project

Area map of the Branigan ADA Ramp Project

A construction
project to improve the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) ramp at the mainNorthwest entrance at the Thomas Branigan Memorial Library (200 E. Picacho
Avenue), will begin on January 20. The construction may take until March 21 tocompl...

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Library News
Posted on: January 16, 2020

Thomas Branigan Library Entrance/ADA Ramp Project

Area map of the Branigan ADA Ramp Project

A construction
project to improve the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) ramp at the mainNorthwest entrance at the Thomas Branigan Memorial Library (200 E. Picacho
Avenue), will begin on January 20. The construction may take until March 21 tocompl...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 16, 2020

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library Entrance/ADA Project to Begin January 20

Area map of the Branigan ADA Ramp Project

A construction
project to improve the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) ramp at the main, Northwest entrance at Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. PicachoAve., will begin January 20. The construction may take until March 21 to
complete.

The li...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: January 16, 2020

Walnut Street Road Closure to Begin January 23

Pavement with Barricades

Walnut Street, from east Hadley
Avenue to Palomas Avenue, will be closed to traffic starting Thursday, Jan. 23,2020. It is estimated this phase of the project could take three weeks to
complete. Smith & Aguirre Construction, under contract with th...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 16, 2020

Walnut Street Road Closure to Begin January 23

Pavement with Barricades

Walnut Street, from east Hadley
Avenue to Palomas Avenue, will be closed to traffic starting Thursday, Jan. 23,2020. It is estimated this phase of the project could take three weeks to
complete. Smith & Aguirre Construction, under contract with th...

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Public Works News
Posted on: January 15, 2020

East Las Cruces Intermittent Lane Closures

Lane Closure with barrels

Las
Cruces Street between Mesquite Street and Solano Drive will have intermittentlane closures as part of the 2019-2020 Manhole and Valve Adjustment project.
The work will begin on Thursday, January 16, and will last approximately fourworking days.

F...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 15, 2020

East Las Cruces Intermittent Lane Closures

Lane Closure with barrels

Las
Cruces Street between Mesquite Street and Solano Drive will have intermittentlane closures as part of the 2019-2020 Manhole and Valve Adjustment project.
The work will begin on Thursday, January 16, and will last approximately fourworking days.

F...

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Public Works News
Posted on: January 14, 2020

Area residents are reminded to remove valuables and keep vehicles locked to help prevent auto burgla

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Police Warn Residents to Remove Valuables and Lock VehiclesArea residents are reminded to remove valuables and keep vehicles locked to help prevent auto burglaries.Most auto burglaries committed in Las Cruces are considered crimes of opportunity and occur...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 14, 2020

Area residents are reminded to remove valuables and keep vehicles locked to help prevent auto burgla

Police Badge

Police Warn Residents to Remove Valuables and Lock VehiclesArea residents are reminded to remove valuables and keep vehicles locked to help prevent auto burglaries.Most auto burglaries committed in Las Cruces are considered crimes of opportunity and occur...

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Public Safety
Posted on: January 14, 2020

Pilates Core Class to be Offered at the Regional Aquatic Center

Regional Aquatic Building

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will offer a Pilates class at 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday beginning Jan. 28, 2020 at the Las Cruces Regional Aquatic Center, 1401 E. Hadley Ave. The class will focus on core and stretching...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 14, 2020

Pilates Core Class to be Offered at the Regional Aquatic Center

Regional Aquatic Building

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will offer a Pilates class at 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday beginning Jan. 28, 2020 at the Las Cruces Regional Aquatic Center, 1401 E. Hadley Ave. The class will focus on core and stretching...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: January 14, 2020

Police Warn Residents to Remove Valuables and Lock Vehicles

Police Badge

Las Cruces residents are reminded to remove valuables and keep vehicles locked to help prevent auto burglaries.

Most auto burglaries committed in Las Cruces are considered crimes of opportunity and occur when valuables are left in plain view, and vehicles ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: January 14, 2020

Registration Ends Friday for the City’s 2020 Neighborhood Leadership Academy

People at Meeting

Residents interested in learning more about the City of Las Cruces, how it works and what it offers through services and programs will have a first-hand opportunity with the 2020 session of the Neighborhood Leadership Academy (NLA) that starts on January ...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 14, 2020

West Amador Avenue Lane Closure

Lane Closure with barrels

West
Amador Avenue from Main Street to South Alameda Boulevard is scheduled to havea lane closure for westbound traffic beginning Wednesday, January 15 as a
contractor will be potholing for utility lines in the area. The closure maylast for three da...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 14, 2020

West Amador Avenue Lane Closure

Lane Closure with barrels

West
Amador Avenue from Main Street to South Alameda Boulevard is scheduled to havea lane closure for westbound traffic beginning Wednesday, January 15 as a
contractor will be potholing for utility lines in the area. The closure maylast for three da...

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Public Works News
Posted on: January 13, 2020

A Career with Las Cruces Utilities - What does that look like?

a career with LCU - Pascual Rod pointing at location on the map

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) produces 6.5 billion gallons of clean drinking quality water every year. It’s one of those things you never think about, but there’s an ebb and flow to the daily use of w...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: January 12, 2020

Keeping an Ear to the Ground to HEAR Leaking Water

KEEPING AN EAR - FINAL -TO THE GROUND TO HEAR LEAKING WATER JAN2020 (002)

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 1/12/20

You might have seen them on your street, two Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) leak detection technicians wearing large headphones, likely close together and moving slowly while ex...

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Utilities
Posted on: January 10, 2020

Family-friendly exhibition explores the evolution of current theories about dinosaurs

Dinosaur Fossils

Dinosaur Discoveries: Ancient Fossils, New Ideas, an engaging exhibition that will reveal a vivid picture of what living, breathing dinosaurs were really like, opens Jan. 25, 2020 at the Las Cruces Museum of Art, 491 N. Main St. The exhibit will be on dis...

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Museum Exhibits
Posted on: January 10, 2020

Family-friendly exhibition explores the evolution of current theories about dinosaurs

Dinosaur Fossils

Dinosaur Discoveries: Ancient Fossils, New Ideas, an engaging exhibition that will reveal a vivid picture of what living, breathing dinosaurs were really like, opens Jan. 25, 2020 at the Las Cruces Museum of Art, 491 N. Main St. The exhibit will be on dis...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 10, 2020

Public Invited to East Mesa Public Recreation Complex GO Bond Project Design Forum

East Mesa Public Recreation Complex Design Forum

The City of Las Cruces invites residents to participate in the East Mesa Public Recreation Complex (EMPRC) General Obligation (GO) Bond Project design forum at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020 in Conference Room 2007 B and C at City Hall, 700 N. Main St.

Par...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: January 10, 2020

Tree Replacements Planned at Country Club Estates Park

Country Club Estates Park

The
City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will be working withWasser & Wasser Inc. to remove and replace 14 trees from Country Club
Estates Park, 2800 Spitz St. The trees marked for removal are in variousstages of decline and some...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: January 10, 2020

Tree Replacements Planned at Country Club Estates Park

Country Club Estates Park

The
City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will be working withWasser & Wasser Inc. to remove and replace 14 trees from Country Club
Estates Park, 2800 Spitz St. The trees marked for removal are in variousstages of decline and some...Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: January 9, 2020

Fire Flow Tests at Various Locations

Person conducting a  fire flow test on a fire hydrant

Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) will conduct citywide fire flow tests at five locations on Tuesday, January 21, and another five locations on Thursday, January 23, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

The affected areas for January 21, will include:

  • Industrial Park Avenue ...
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News Releases
Posted on: January 9, 2020

Public Invited to East Mesa Public Recreation Complex GO Bond Project Design Forum

East Mesa Public Recreation Complex Design Forum

The City of Las Cruces invites residents to participate in the East Mesa Public Recreation Complex (EMPRC) General Obligation (GO) Bond Project design forum at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020 in Conference Room 2007 B and C at City Hall, 700 N. Main St.

Par...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 8, 2020

Open Burn Permits are Available at Any Las Cruces Fire Station

person putting out fire

Residents and property and business owners are reminded that permits are required to burn within the Las Cruces city limits. These permits are only good for the day they are issued and can be picked up at any of seven City of Las Cruces fire stations. Per...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: January 8, 2020

Open Burn Permits are Available at Any Las Cruces Fire Station

person putting out fire

Residents and property and business owners are reminded that permits are required to burn within the Las Cruces city limits. These permits are only good for the day they are issued and can be picked up at any of seven City of Las Cruces fire stations. Per...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 7, 2020

Additional Yoga Classes Offered

Yoga Classes

The Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will offer additional Yoga classes at the Las Cruces Regional Aquatic Center, 1401 E. Hadley Ave., beginning January 7, 2020.

Every Tuesday, Youth Yoga at 4:15 p.m. Beginners Flow Yoga – Foundation...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 7, 2020

Elementary Students Invited to Name LCU Underground Robot Truck

Underground truck

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

You might only picture an “underground city” beneath the streets of big cities like New York City or San Francisco, but most cities have plenty of passageways running under underground. Las Cruces,...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: January 6, 2020

City Manager Search Begins

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The national search for a new city manager for the City of Las Cruces has officially begun. Well-qualified candidates may apply electronically to The Novak Consulting Group at thenovakconsultinggroup.com.

The application is accessed by selecting the blue &...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: January 6, 2020

Las Cruces Utilities to Resend Corrected Grappler Calendars to Customers

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After an initial mailing in late December of the 2020 Solid Waste Grappler Calendar to Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) customers, a database error was found and is being corrected.

Due to this, Las Cruces Utilities will be resending corrected Grappler Calendar ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: January 6, 2020

Las Cruces Utilities to Resend Corrected Grappler Calendars to Customers

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After an initial mailing in late December of the 2020 Solid Waste Grappler Calendar to Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) customers, a database error was found and is being corrected.

Due to this, Las Cruces Utilities will be resending corrected Grappler Calendar ...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 5, 2020

Elementary Students Invited to Name LCU Underground Robot Truck

Underground truck

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 1/5/20

You might only picture an “underground city” beneath the streets of big cities like New York City or San Francisco, but most cities have plenty of passage...

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Utilities
Posted on: January 3, 2020

Branigan Library Offers Free Computer Literacy Classes in January

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Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho Ave., will
offer free computer literacy in January. Each session is anindependent class.

Times and dates of classes to offered are:

Basic Computer Skills –&...

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Library News
Posted on: January 3, 2020

Branigan Library Offers Free Computer Literacy Classes in January

Supplies on table

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho Ave., will
offer free computer literacy in January. Each session is anindependent class.

Times and dates of classes to offered are:

Basic Computer Skills &n...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 2, 2020

2020 Project: Relocating old trash

2020 PROJECT - FINAL - RELOCATING OLD TRASH DEC2019

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

About 50 residents and almost 15 City staff members gathered on Dec. 10, 2019 at the East Mesa Public Safety Complex to discuss trash. Specifically, removing old trash from City-owned property alongside Lohman Avenue ...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: December 31, 2019

Artventurous in January at the Las Cruces Museum of Art

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Come to the Las Cruces Museum of Art, 491 N. Main St., from 10 a.m. to noon every Saturday in January, in the connector between the Museum of Art and the Museum of Nature & Science, for a hands-on arts and crafts experience. This family-friendly progr...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 31, 2019

Education Stations in January at the Las Cruces Museum of Art

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Come
to the Museum of Art, 491 N. Main St., on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020 and Saturday,Jan. 25, 2020 for hands-on art experiences making vegetable prints and crafting
“fossil casts.” No registration is required, and all materials will be providedby the...

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Museum Exhibits
Posted on: December 31, 2019

Education Stations in January at the Las Cruces Museum of Art

Art work of happy face

Come
to the Museum of Art, 491 N. Main St., on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020 and Saturday,Jan. 25, 2020 for hands-on art experiences making vegetable prints and crafting
“fossil casts.” No registration is required, and all materials will...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 30, 2019

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library Presents “Wolf Hall Book Club”

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This March, Hilary Mantel is releasing the long-awaited conclusion to the Booker-Award winning Wolf Hall series. Come to Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho Ave., as we read – and watch – our way through Wolf Hall and Brin...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 29, 2019

2020 Project: Relocating old trash

2020 PROJECT - FINAL - RELOCATING OLD TRASH DEC2019

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 12/29/19

About 50 residents and almost 15 City staff members gathered in mid-December at the East Mesa Public Safety Complex to discuss trash. Specifically, removing old trash from ...

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Utilities
Posted on: December 22, 2019

A Career with Las Cruces Utilities - What does that look like?

a career with LCU - Pascual Rod pointing at location on the map

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 12/22/19

Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) produces 6.5 billion gallons of clean drinking quality water every year. It’s one of those things you never think about, but there’s an ebb and f...

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Utilities
Posted on: December 20, 2019

Find your own Career with Las Cruces Utilities

Find your Career with LCU - Albert Barela leaning on a LCU Truck

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 12/20/19 

Wastewater Line Maintenance Crew Leader, Albert Barela, just discovered more concrete under the pavement on Griggs Street. Fixing a pipe is going to take a bit mo...

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Utilities
Posted on: December 17, 2019

Community Snapshot: Las Cruces Utilities Celebrates the Holidays at the City's Tree Lighting

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Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) helped the community celebrate the holidays at the annual City of Las Cruces (CLC) Tree Lighting ceremony. Along with arts and crafts, there was a selfie station for pictures with the southwestern-themed, tumbleweed snowman, and...

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Utilities
Posted on: December 16, 2019

New Utilities Technology Finds “Hidden” Leaks

new ut tech finds hidden leaks

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

“The problem is…sometimes people don’t know they have water leaks,” said Fred Bourger, Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) Environmental & Technical Support project manager. “These are ongoing, hidden leaks that may have b...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: December 16, 2019

New Utilities Technology Finds “Hidden” Leaks

new ut tech finds hidden leaks

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

“The problem is…sometimes people don’t know they have water leaks,” said Fred Bourger, Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) Environmental & Technical Support project manager. &ld...

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Utilities
Posted on: December 15, 2019

Substantial Savings with a Switch to Natural Gas

Substantial Savings with a Switch to Natural Gas

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 12/15/19

One of the main utility services provided by Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) is supplying safe, dependable natural gas services to its residential customers. “We have many custo...

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Utilities
Posted on: December 10, 2019

50 Plus Walking Program Winter 2020 (January-March Session)

Frank O'Brien Papen Center

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department offers a program to build stamina, endurance and maintain cardiovascular health.

The 50-Plus Walking Program/0-60 is designed to get you walking up to 60 minutes in 13 weeks! It begins with 20-minute...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 8, 2019

SMART Technology added to LCU Trash Trucks

SW Trucks

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

 Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 12/8/2019

Trash trucks on the streets of Las Cruces just got a little “smarter” – joining the ranks of many cities across the country. Las Cr...

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Utilities
Posted on: December 1, 2019

Happy Microorganisms at Utilities JHWWTF; Critical Partners in Sustainability

Happy Microorganisms

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 12/1/19 

The success of any operation depends on its employees. For Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) Jacob Hands Wastewater Treatment Facility (JHWWTF), the tiniest workers neede...

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Utilities
Posted on: November 26, 2019

La Fonda ADA Improvements

Street with Orange Barrelas LaFonda

ADA ramps and sidewalks
will be installed on La Fonda Drive between Missouri and E. Idaho avenuesbeginning Monday, Dec. 2. Work is scheduled to be completed on Friday, Jan. 24,
2020. This schedule is subject to change. 

For the public&rsqu...

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News Releases
Posted on: November 26, 2019

La Fonda ADA Improvements

Street with Orange Barrelas LaFonda

ADA ramps and sidewalks
will be installed on La Fonda Drive between Missouri and E. Idaho avenuesbeginning Monday, Dec. 2. Work is scheduled to be completed on Friday, Jan. 24,
2020. This schedule is subject to change. 

For the public’sconve...

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Public Works News
Posted on: October 28, 2019

Free Monthly Movies at Branigan Library

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Love movies? Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho Ave., will be showing free movies to the public every month, from recent blockbusters to classic favorites, there’s always something fun to watch at Branigan Library.

At 5 p.m. on the second Wed...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: October 25, 2019

Free Monthly Movies at Branigan Library!

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Love movies? Branigan Library, 200 E. Picacho Ave., will be showing free movies to the public every month, from recent blockbusters to classic favorites, there’s always something fun to watch at Branigan Library.

On the 2nd Wednesday of each mont...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 15, 2019

Minimum Wage 2020

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Pursuant to Las Cruces Municipal Code (LCMC), the minimum wage in the city limits of Las Cruces has increased from $10.10 per hour to $10.25 per hour on January 1, 2020, which is a 1.5% increase from the 2019 hourly wage. The tipped wage has increased fro...

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Hot Topics
Posted on: October 15, 2019

Minimum Wage 2020

Woman putting coins into a pig bank

Pursuant to Las Cruces Municipal Code (LCMC), the minimum wage in the city limits of Las Cruces has increased from $10.10 per hour to $10.25 per hour on January 1, 2020, which is a 1.5% increase from the 2019 hourly wage. The tipped wage has increased fro...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 20, 2019

Engaging Las Cruces Podcast

Podcast Newsflash

Robert talks about the many other programs the City offers for youth including Teen Connections, After School and many more.

Listen here Parks and Recreation
Posted on: September 13, 2019

Desert Triangle: Print Carpeta

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Desert Triangle: Print Carpeta

November 1 - January 4, 2020

Museum of Art

491 N. Main St.

541.2137

Desert Triangle Print Carpeta features serigraphs, relief prints, and lithographs by artists based primarily from El Paso, Albuquerque, and Tucson. In addition, ...

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Museum Exhibits
Posted on: September 13, 2019

Greetings from Las Cruces: Postcard Views of the Mesilla Valley

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Greetings from Las Cruces: Postcard Views of the Mesilla Valley

Exhibition by Leslie Coburn Hudson

October 4 – January 25

Branigan Cultural Center

501 N. Main St. 541.2154

This exhibition highlights the remarkable record of Las Cruces and the surrou...

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Museum Exhibits
Posted on: September 13, 2019

Preserving Our Stories: The Mesquite Street Historic District

Mesquite-District

Preserving Our Stories: The Mesquite Street Historic District

July 5 - October 19, 2019 

Learn about the history of the oldest neighborhood in Las Cruces. Enjoy community photographs and stories from the Mesquite Historic District, and share your o...

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Museum Exhibits
Posted on: September 13, 2019

River Stories

River-Stories

River Stories

Exhibit by Zeke Pena

August 2 – September 21, 2019

Explore narratives of oral history, folklore, and popular culture unique to indigenous and Latinx communities living along the Rio Grande.

Branigan Cultural Center 501 N. Main St. 541....

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Museum Exhibits
Posted on: September 13, 2019

Voices of Change: LGBTQ Activism

Voices-for-Change

Voices of Change: LGBTQ Activism

September 21 – October 26, 2019

Branigan Cultural Center

501 N. Main St. 541.2154

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Museum Exhibits
Posted on: July 29, 2019

Parks & Recreation Master Plan is a Commitment to Residents

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The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Master Plan is a commitment to residents and visitors that the City is dedicated to the health and welfare of the community through investment in parks and recreation facilities. The Parks & Recreation Mas...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: July 24, 2019

Get Notified of City News and Stay Informed!

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The City of Las Cruces would like to inform you that you can now sign-up for all kinds of City news! Simply click on the link to the Notify Me sign-up page. You'll have numerous options to select, from Community Alerts, the City Manager Report, Parks and ...

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Notify Me Hot Topics
Posted on: July 10, 2019

Animal of the Month: Big Bend Slider

Image of a Bing Bend Slider turtle sitting on a log.

Animal of the Month July 2019: Big Bend Slider (Trachemys gaigeae) 

Also known as the Mexican Plateau Slider, this species of turtle is endemic to the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. This species of turtle is only found in the Rio ...

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Museum News
Posted on: May 29, 2019

RoadRUNNER Transit Lower Rates and Longer Hours

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RoadRUNNER Transit will be more affordable than ever beginning Saturday, June 1 when the new lower rate for adult and reduced rate day passes goes into effect. Transit users can take same day, unlimited rides anywhere in the city by purchasing a Day Pass ...

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RoadRUNNER Transit
Posted on: May 21, 2019

Noise Ordinance Input Meeting

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The City is asking for public input on changes proposed to the City of Las Cruces Ordinance 1988 that regulates noise throughout the City of Las Cruces. Ordinance 1988, “Noise,” is included in Chapter 19, Offenses and Miscellaneous Pro...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: May 21, 2019

RoadRUNNER Transit Amends Transit Tariff

RoadRUNNER bus image

Customers
of RoadRUNNER Transit will pay less for day passes as one of the benefits thatcome with the approval of the amendment to the RoadRUNNER transit tariff, which
was approved by City Council at the Monday, May 20 City Council meeting. Withthe ...

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RoadRUNNER Transit
Posted on: May 8, 2019

Asylum Seekers FAQ

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Is Las Cruces a sanctuary city? No. City Council has never designated Las Cruces a sanctuary city. To do so must be through a resolution in a vote of the City Council at a public meeting.

Did City Council ask that asylum seekers be brought to Las ...

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Hot Topics
Posted on: May 3, 2019

Personal to Political

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There is no singular way to address the conversation of race and representation in contemporary art. Personal to Political: Celebrating the African American Artists of Paulson Fontaine Press presents fourteen artists who capture the personal narratives an...

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Museum Exhibits
Posted on: May 3, 2019

The Front Porch

The-Front-Porch

Storm Sermay's photographs provide a survey of local front porches, offering a unique glimpse into life and culture in Las Cruces.

May 3, 2019 - July 20, 2019 at Branigan Cultural Center

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Museum Exhibits
Posted on: May 1, 2019

From the Ground up XXIX Regional Juried Ceramics Exhibition

Ceramics

Museum of Art

August 2, 2019 - July 20, 2019

Ceramic artists living and working throughout the Rocky Mountain region of the United States exhibit utilitarian and sculptural ceramics. From the Ground Up is a biennial exhibition brought to you by the Museum o...

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Museum Exhibits
Posted on: April 6, 2019

Amending America

Amending America exhibit

Have you ever wondered how the Bill of Rights was created - and how it has been changed? This exhibit illustrates how America came to have the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution. This exhibition was created by the National Archives and Records A...

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Museum Exhibits
Posted on: March 15, 2019

Building/Business Licenses

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As of December 2018, the City of Las Cruces Community Development Department completed the implementation of online building permits & business registrations.

We are here to help you! If you have questions about the transition or need assistance, pleas...

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Community and Economic Development
Posted on: March 15, 2019

Capital Improvement Projects

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Las Cruces now has a new way to find out about the City’s capital improvement projects (CIP). These are projects that impact the quality of life in the community and focus on streets, parks, city buildings or facilities, water quality, energy, a...

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Community and Economic Development
Posted on: March 15, 2019

Minimum Wage 2019

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On January 1, 2019, the minimum wage in Las Cruces became $10.10 per hour and $4.04 for tipped workers. Every employer shall post in a conspicuous place at any workplace or job, or the site where any employee works, a notice published by the City to infor...

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Community and Economic Development
Posted on: March 15, 2019

Money Ranks Las Cruces the No. 3 Best Place to Go in U.S. in 2019!

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Just in time for spring break and summer vacations, MONEY ranks Las Cruces third in the United States as a place to visit in 2019.

Our community’s overall efforts to market Las Cruces as a travel destination are paying off. City government, our partners in...

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Community and Economic Development